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Definitions and Definability : Philosophical Perspectives - James H. Fetzer

Definitions and Definability

Philosophical Perspectives

By: James H. Fetzer (Editor), David Shatz (Editor), George N. Schlesinger (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1991
ISBN: 9780792310464
Number Of Pages: 334

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Aspects of the Theory of Definition.- I / Preliminary Considerations.- Real and Nominal Definitions.- Primitive Concepts: Habits, Conventions, and Laws.- II / Definitional Desiderata.- Vagueness and the Desiderata for Definition.- Definition in a Quinean World.- III / Formal Developments.- Definitions and Definability.- Towards a General Theory of Identifiability.- IV / Epistemic Dimensions.- Epistemic Terms and the Aims of Epistemology.- Rational Definitions and Defining Rationality.- V / Specialized Conceptions.- Idealized Definitions in Physics and Idealized Dispositions.- Inverted Definitions and Their Uses.- VI / Disciplinary Conceptions.- Definitions in Law.- Defining the Divine.- Philosophical Analyses: An Explanation and Defense.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.

ISBN: 9780792310464
ISBN-10: 0792310462
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 30th April 1991
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.66